Day 8, The final day. Dickie
Well folks, what can I say. This excavation has been one of our best projects yet and a personal favourite of mine, we have found; intact pots and not so intact pots, knives, a spear head, buckles, brooches, pins, tweezers, amber beads, glass beads, human remains and equally important new friendships.
It has been a hard week I won’t lie, we have braved the cold November elements for the sake of archaeology and for the love of what we do. Folks have had to endure my cooking and bask in my witty banter (a joy for anyone), we have had some new participants come along and have seen the return of some of our mentors. Participants have come from as far as the Highlands of Scotland, Leeds, Sheffield, Colchester, Exeter, Wales and more local areas such as Warminster and Basingstoke, all to get stuck in to this extraordinarily special site where the concept of BGH was devised.
For BGH it has been a long journey, an idea born from necessity to enable veterans to participate in Operation Nightingale projects with the support that they need. We are now looking at partnerships with Universities, we are invited to attend excavations on some truly remarkable and special sites, we are conducting some ground breaking research of our own, we have been asked to co-author on an outstanding conference and have recruited a board of directors that will project BGH forward into 2018 and beyond.
We will be starting the new year firing on all cylinders, we will be hosting our very first conference on the 21st February in Tidworth, along with some research and training sessions in Somerset.
These projects are only possible due to the hard work of our volunteers, so to you ladies and gentlemen I say a huge hear felt thank you.
If you like what we have been up to and want to get involved, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org